Archive - 2014
When you have a pair of schools located in close proximity that are both strong in sports, it only makes sense to compete against one another.
Starkville and East Webster put that theory into practice Monday as the pair faced off on the tennis court.
The Starkville High School softball team had a tough weekend, but picked up a hard fought 16-15 victory over Noxapater Monday evening.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the top of the first.Â
With Shanele Johnson, Iyanna Clark and Alexis Poe coming across the plate Starkville chipped the lead to fourÂ at 7-3.
Virginia C. White, 88, formerlyÂ of Starkville,Â passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 in Stockbridge, GA where she was residing.
The Women's National Invitational Tournament doesn't seed its teams when placed in the bracket.
If it did, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer believes Southern Mississippi would have been one of the higher seeds of the event.
With a 27-6 overall record, the Golden Eagles have one of the better marks in the field and that has gotten Schaefer's attention.
Savannah Carter has experienced success at each level of her basketball career.
After helping her Tulsa (Oklahoma) Memorial High School team to the state tournament for four seasons, Carter was a part of a NJCAA Division I national championship at Trinity Valley Community College.
Carter was signed by the women's coaching staff at Mississippi State to bring some of that winning to Starkville.
Mississippi State saw good outings from all three starters over the weekend.Â
Trevor Fitts showed that Sunday and gave the Bulldogs their third quality start of the weekend, the first time MSU starters have done that since the 2011 Atlanta Regional.
Not being able to get on an actual track surface has not stopped the Starkville High track and field team from season preparations.
Mississippi State entered the Saturday doubleheader at Georgia one week ago needing to win both games to take its first Southeastern Conference series of the season.
This weekend has been a different story.
The No. 24 Bulldogs knocked off No. 3 Vanderbilt 6-3 Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field to clinch their second-straight SEC series of the season.
Since arriving on the scene as an 8th grader, that is exactly what Starkville Daily Area Player of the Year Kadarius Yates has given to the West Oktibbeha basketball program.
Going into this past basketball season, not many people thought the Starkville High School boys basketball team would be one of the contenders for a state championship.
Flash forward a few months to the end of the season and the Yellowjackets were right there in the thick of things.